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Update: Fabrizio Romano says Juventus is waiting on Bayern Munich’s offer for Matthijs de Ligt

We’ve heard this story before regarding a Manchester United and Matthijs de Ligt.

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Update: July 9th, 9:45AM EST — Juve still waiting on offer from Bayern

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Juventus is still waiting on an offer from Bayern Munich for center-back Matthijs de Ligt:

It seems like everything is arranged between Bayern Munich and De Ligt, but the remaining part of the puzzle will be the round(s) of negotiations that will occur between the two clubs.

Update: July 8th, 3:10PM EST — De Ligt is about to get paid

According to a report from Sky journalists Florian Plettenberg and Marc Behrenbeck (as captured by @iMiaSanMia in the tweet below), Bayern Munich is going to pay Matthijs de Ligt a salary in the range of €17 million to €19 million:

In addition, Juventus is supposedly interested in Benjamin Pavard, but the Frenchman does not appear to have any willingness to move to Italy at this stage. Rumors that Serge Gnabry might be a swap option appear to be unfounded as well.

As of now, it looks like a straight cash deal.

Update: July 8th, 2:20PM EST — The range of fees here is crazy

Twitter account @iMiaSanMia captured a report from Sky stating the respective ranges that are involved in the Matthijs de Ligt sweepstakes.

Juventus wants €80 million to €120 million for the defender, while Chelsea is willing to spend €70 million to €90 million. For its part, Bayern Munich willing to pay between €55 million and €80 million, but the two parties could agree on a deal for De Ligt at a figure of €70 million as the center-back wants a move to Germany:

Update: July 8th, 12:20PM EST — Personal terms are complete…now about that transfer fee

According to Sky journalist Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich and Matthijs de Ligt have agreed on a contract that will run through the 2026/27 season. In addition, Bayern Munich is preparing to submit a formal offer to Juventus in hopes of getting a deal done. Stay tuned:

Update: July 8th, 9:30AM EST — Bayern or bust?

Sport Bild’s Christian Falk chimed back in with a little more information, which indicates that Matthijs de Ligt and his agent plan to inform Juventus that they only want to negotiate with Bayern least for now:

If things fall though with Bayern Munich, Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt might have more than just Chelsea FC to consider as a back-up plan.

According to Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk, Manchester United could be in the mix, but is still no better than second in the race behind Bayern Munich:

What makes this especially interesting is that Manchester United was the dopey skeptical club that once spurned a chance to ink De Ligt because they thought his dad was too heavy — and they were worried that young Matthijs could potentially carry too much weight.

(Editor’s Note: What an absurd premise!)

With the Dutchman having proved to the world that he can stay fit and in shape during his tenure at Juventus, those idiotic doubts that once existed have likely been washed away.

Whatever the case with Manchester United, Bayern Munich is still the front runner to sign De Ligt if it can work out a transfer fee with Juventus.

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